1977 GIBSON G1 GRABBER BASS
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1977 G1 Grabber characteristics: Small V shaped blonde headstock with silkscreened black logo including the "i" dot connected to the "G" and open "o", "GRABBER MADE IN U.S.A." and serial number embossed onto back of headstock (for first part of year), Schaller BM tuners with Gibson name on gear plate, three screw plastic truss rod cover including the model name, pearloid dot fret markers, 4 bolt one piece maple neck with dovetail joint headstock and no volute, Gibson name neck plate, single ply black pickguard, moveable black pickup including Gibson embossed logo, chrome bridge cover, single slot saddle metal plate bridge, string through three piece maple or alder body, two black speed knobs including numbers, input jack on pickguard, contoured black case with Gibson name and pink or crimson interior.
For the first part of the year serial numbers were eight digits beginning with an "06" prefix located on the headstock back. In August Gibson changed it's eight digit serial number headstock dating scheme to: YDDDYPPP- The first and fifth letter indicate year of production. The second, third and fourth letters indicate the day of production within the year. The sixth, seventh and eighth letters indicate the manufacturing plant: 001 to 499 shows production rank at the Kalamazoo factory and 500 to 999 shows production rank at the Nashville factory. Gibson production totals show 182 Ebony, 94 Natural Maple Gloss, 460 Natural Satin, 61 Walnut, 42 White and 270 Wine Red Grabbers were shipped in 1977.